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Call to Artists: FIVE BY FIVE 2014 - Small Art for a Big Cause

posted Jul 11, 2014, 2:59 AM by North Tampa Arts League   [ updated Dec 19, 2014, 3:23 PM by Dave Beebe ]
Artists, performers and arts supporters will come together at the Tampa Museum of Art on October 17 for an exciting one-night event that celebrates all visual and performing arts. Created by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Artists Advisory Committee, FIVE BY FIVE 2014 will raise much-needed funds for artist workshops and grants from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.

The FIVE by FIVE exhibition features original 5”x5” art made and donated by professional and emerging artists, community leaders and celebrities. It’s Small Art for a Big Cause! Performances by artists in a variety of disciplines take place throughout the night.

All artwork is exhibited anonymously and sold for $25 each. Artists are asked to sign their work only on the back so that signatures are not seen when displayed. A roster of participating artists and a preview of works available for sale during the event will be posted on before the event.
Don’t miss this opportunity to show your artwork at the Tampa Museum of Art and support programs for local artists.


• The exhibition is open to any visual artist 18 years and older worldwide.
• All submissions must be original in content, concept and design.
• 2-D or 3-D work in any medium, abstract or representational is accepted.
• Artwork must be suitable for all audiences.
• Each work must be 5”x5” and 3D work must be 5”x5” and no more than 5 inches in the third dimension. Work smaller or larger than 5”x5” will not be accepted (Kiln work +/- .25”.)
• DO NOT SIGN FRONT of artwork. Artist signature should be placed only on the back of the
piece. Work signed on the front will not be
accepted as all artwork is displayed anonymously.
• Do not frame, matte or include hanging hardware.
• Indicate top of your piece with an arrow (see
• Works on paper must be supported by a 5”x5” rigid
support such as mounting board or foam core.
• The exhibit will adhere to collection standards;
no work will be accepted that incorporates: electricity (except battery), water (unless self contained), or hazardous materials.


• Limit of 2 submissions per artist, no fees. Works will be lightly juried if total exhibition limit is exceeded.
• Each piece of art must be accompanied by a copy of the electronic entry form. Fill out your entry form online at A copy of your completed form will be emailed to you after submission.
• If work needs to be protected during handling, please provide proper packaging for the work.
• Deliver work to the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, 1000 N. Ashley Dr., Suite 105, Tampa, FL 33602. NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE FROM 2013.
o Work delivered in person will be accepted Monday, Sept. 8 thru Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 9 am to 4 pm only.
o Mailed work must be received in the Arts Council’s office by 4 pm, Fri., Sept. 12. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DATE.
• All artwork is donated to the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Unsold work is not returned to the artist except by prior arrangement. Artists must pay any return shipping costs.


Date: Friday, October 17, 2014, 8 – 11 pm (one night only)
Event Location: Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Attendance: FIVE by FIVE is an after-hours event at the Tampa Museum of Art that celebrates art, music, and entertainment. Attendance has steadily grown for FIVE by FIVE with nearly 900 attending in 2013. More than 700 pieces of art and performances from artists in theatre, dance, music, film spoken word and film were featured last year.
Exhibition: The FIVE by FIVE art exhibition was created by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Artists Advisory Committee as a way to raise funds for artist grants and programs offered by the Arts Council.
Admission: Participating artists attend for FREE; members of the Museum FREE; guests $10.
Proceeds benefit individual artist programs from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.


Artwork Delivery: Monday, Sept. 8 thru Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 9 am to 4 pm.
Online Public Preview: Entries will be posted on two weeks before the event.
Event: October 17, 8 - 11 pm.
For more information, go to or call the Arts Council of Hillsborough County at (813) 276-8250.